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Recap of the Last 5 Games (Games 56-60)

Welcome to the 12th part of a 15 part season series highlighting the last five games (the last segment will be six games) showing off the stats, standings, highlights, transactions and whatever else took place prior to the next five games. The goal is to post these the day of the next game of a …
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A Big Stretch of Six in Nine Before a Break

In recent weeks it’s been said that the upcoming games are the biggest games of the season and that continues to hold true heading into this weekend as the Rochester Americans have slipped to second place for essentially the first time all season. There have been a couple of times based on points percentage they …
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Beyond The Blade: Amerks Weekly | Episode 16

Welcome to the 16th episode of our Amerks weekly podcast on Beyond The Blade between myself, Keith Wozniak, and Chad DeDominicis from Die By the Blade. It’s a short podcast where we discuss what’s currently going on with the Rochester Americans and what’s happened since the previous episode. This week we talk about the weekend games against …
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Amerks Score Five in a Road Win at Syracuse

The puck dropped on Saturday night in Syracuse with Rochester and Syracuse tied for first place with each team at 73 points in the standings. It’s not the first time they’ve been tied for first but just like previous ties the night ends with Rochester back in possession of first place. An overall dominating game …
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Wedgewood Earns a Big Road Win in Utica

The team practiced hard as intended on Monday, talked the talk leading up to the game on Wednesday night, and followed it up with a 60 minute effort on the road to beat Utica by a score of 3-1. It was a near perfect game with a 30 save night from Scott Wedgewood for his …
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Right Now There’s no Bigger Week than this Week

There’s 21 games remaining in the regular season for the Rochester Americans and the North Division race is closer than it has been all season. The team plays road games tonight in Utica, Saturday in Syracuse, and finishes the week at home on Sunday when they host Syracuse. Three divisional games with two against the …
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Bad Game Results in Loss to the Streaking Senators

“The first two periods we didn’t have anything tonight,” Chris Taylor said after the game. “We played terrible.” Those are some of the most candid public comments that Taylor has made this season. There’s likely times that he’s felt that way and shared that with the locker room but it’s not often he’ll make the …
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Recap of the Last 5 Games (Games 41-45)

Welcome to the ninth part of a 15 part season series highlighting the last five games (the last segment will be six games) showing off the stats, standings, highlights, transactions and whatever else took place prior to the next five games. The goal is to post these the day of the next game of a …
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Injury Updates and Three Roster Moves. Two Down, One Up.

It’s been an active few days for the Rochester Americans roster with one player going up and two players going down. There’s also good news on the injury front with one player returning and another closer than expected. Remi Elie was sent down to Rochester from the Buffalo Sabres after clearing waivers. In only 16 …
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Beyond The Blade: Amerks Weekly | Episode 14

Welcome to the 14th episode of our Amerks weekly podcast on Beyond The Blade between myself, Keith Wozniak, and Chad DeDominicis from Die By the Blade. It’s a short podcast where we discuss what’s currently going on with the Rochester Americans and what’s happened since the previous episode. This week we focus on Remi Elie, future call …
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Verhaeghe Uses his Ravenclaw Wisdom to Defeat Rochester

It took the fourth match up of the season for the Syracuse Crunch to defeat the Rochester Americans this season and they accomplished that on Saturday night with a 4-3 overtime win. Carter Verhaeghe scored the overtime winner to complete his hat trick. The Amerks had a 2-1 lead going into the third period before giving up …
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